Lowell Memo: Issue #15
December 10, 2015
Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA
Cook's Night Out TONIGHT!!!
Thank you for supporting families in need this holiday season through the Lowell Giving Tree & Christmas Sharing!
Lowell Winter Concert: Thursday, December 17
Lowell's Hour of Code
All classes participated in the Hour of Code this week! Read more about it, check out photos on our Facebook page and Twitter feed and see the link to Code.org below this article to continue the learning at home!
“The Hour of Code is a one hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.” www.hourofcode.com
What is coding?
Teaching the computer to do something using keyboard commands
What runs all of our computer and web programs
Why should we do it?
Allow our students to explore creativity in a different way
Prepare students for computer based careers and/or everyday life in the 21st century
- Help develop problem solving skills
Lowell Eagles Learn: New posts keep coming!
Thank you for helping tell our story!
Art Updates from Mrs. Roche
Chess Club Corner
Congratulations to the following members of the Lowell Chess Team who represented Lowell at the Benjamin School's Patrick Machaj Memorial Chess Tournament on December 5th 2015:
- Gabrielle Horn
- Nicholas Western
It was an uphill battle with only two team members, but Gabrielle and Nicholas were eager to play and participate, and made Lowell proud with:
- Lowell 6th place team - (4th-5th grade Team category)
- Gabrielle Horn 2nd place - (4th grade category)
- Nicholas Western 6th place - (4th grade category)
The kids were so excited and had a wonderful day. Thank you to Gabrielle and Nicholas for the bravery and perseverance. They deserved their big wins and did a fantastic job.
Chess Club Contact: Mrs. Josephine Horn
CUSD 200 Elementary Testing for the Program of Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment (PACE)
In March 2016, the PACE Office will host testing for currently enrolled 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. This testing will qualify elementary students for participation in one of the following 2016-2017 classes:
- 3rd, 4th and 5th grade PACE Mathematics
- 3rd, 4th and 5th grade PACE Reading
- 6th grade Fast Paced Mathematics
- 6th grade Fast Paced Language Arts
Please Note – Students currently in PACE Program Classes do not need to re-test for 2016-2017. Students may be recommended for testing by their Teacher and/or Parent. The deadline for a Parent to request PACE Testing is Thursday, January 14, 2016. Students currently attending a private school and/or home schooled, but reside in the District 200 Attendance Area, are also eligible for PACE Program Testing. Testing will take place at each elementary school around the first or second week of March, scheduled around mandatory PARCC testing. Parents who register their students by the Thursday, January 14, 2016 deadline will be notified by mail about specific testing dates & times prior to testing.
Parent Testing Referral Forms can be found on the District 200 website www.cusd200.org under Departments > Student Learning > Gifted Education > Parent Referral Forms
Please contact the District 200 PACE Office at (630) 682-2024 with any questions.
Has a D200 teacher been an inspiration to your child? Check out Inspiration Nominations linked below!
View the District ESchool Bag!
New 200 Foundation Updates
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